Foreign Policies

Foreign Policies

Gov’t: Protection of Slovaks Living in Britain Will Be Priority in Brexit Talks

The Slovak Government's priorities during the Brexit negotiations will be protecting the rights of Slovaks living in the United Kingdom as well as the UK's financial settlement stemming from the EU membership, according to a Foreign and European Affairs Ministry-sponsored report okayed by the Cabinet at its regular session on Wednesday.

Abdykarimov: Slovak Pavilion at Astana EXPO Will Be Very Interesting

Bratislava, 25 April (TASR) - As many as 19 international institutions as well as 115 countries, Slovakia included, have already confirmed that they will participate in the international EXPO 2017 exposition due to take...

Broekers-Knol: Politicians Must Bear Responsibility for Their Acts

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) - In order to regain public trust, politicians have to take responsibility for their actions, be transparent and give people the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes, stated President of...

Nestor: Modern Democracy Means Voting Quickly, Safely and Online

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) - Democracy in modern times means giving people the possibility to vote online, safely and quickly from anywhere in the world, stated Estonian Parliamentary Chairman Eiki Nestor at a summit...

EU Parliaments to Create Joint Group to Supervise Europol Activities

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) - EU national parliaments will create a Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) to monitor Europol activities, with each member state obliged to nominate up to four members, according to an agreement reached by representatives of EU parliaments at a summit in Bratislava on Monday.

Danko: Britain Will Regret Brexit after Some Time

Britain will definitely regret leaving the European Union after some time, Slovak Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) told a news conference held during the Conference of EU Parliamentary Chairs held at Bratislava Castle on Monday, adding that he believes that the Union will then take the British back.

Fico: Disrespect for EU Prevails in European Society

Europe is the best place to live and a place that can build up on excellent results, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) said in a speech he delivered at the conference of EU parliamentary chiefs at Bratislava Castle on Monday.

Hamzacebi: Turkey’s EU Entry Would Be Mutually Beneficial

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) – Modern Turkey professes democratic values and its possible joining of the EU will be beneficial for both sides, Deputy Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Mehmet Akif Hamzacebi...

Tajani: Le Pen Won’t Win, Most French Will Protect EU

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) – The presidential candidate of France's National Front, Marine Le Pen, won't become the country's next president after running against the centrist Emmanuel Macron on May 7, European Parliament President...

Tajani: Europe Will Combat Terrorism Together

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) – The summit of the EU's national parliaments in Bratislava on Monday is sending out a signal that Europe will fight against terrorism together, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani stated...

Katainen: EU’s National Parliaments to Present Their Visions by End of 2017

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) – The European Commission wants to see an ambitious Europe looking ahead, one able to show solidarity and present solutions for future challenges, European Commission Vice-president for Jobs, Growth, Investment...

Danko: EU Parliamentary Chairs Summit Biggest Event of EU Presidency

Bratislava, April 23 (TASR) - Slovakia is about to experience the biggest event within the framework of the country's Presidency of the Council of the EU, stated Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS)...

Sterling: U.S. Has No Plans for Military Bases in Slovakia

Bratislava, April 12 (TASR) – We recognise Slovakia as an advanced parliamentary democracy with all of the important freedoms respected, U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling said on the 'CD Club' discussion show on...

Lajcak: Slovak-Romanian Relations Intense with No Open Disputes

Bratislava, April 7 (TASR) - Slovak-Romanian relations are of a good quality, cordial and without open issues, stated Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak after meeting his Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu on...

Lajcak: US Attack in Syria an Effort to Prevent Use of Chemical Weapons

Bratislava, April 7 (TASR) - It's undoubtable that chemical weapons were used in Syria in recent days and have caused the suffering and deaths of dozens of innocent people, including children, Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (a Smer-SD nominee) said on Friday.

Hlina: KDH Does Not Have Unambiguous Position on EU’s Future for Now

The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) currently does not have an unambiguous position on the European Union's (EU) future, said KDH chairman Alojz Hlina on Friday while answering TASR's question concerning the future of the EU.

Fico: Slovakia, Germany and Czech Republic Form EU Industrial Triangle

Berlin/Bratislava, April 3 (TASR correspondent) - Slovakia, Germany and the Czech Republic will focus even more on further strengthening industry - the automotive industry in particular, concurred the leaders of the three countries -...

Pope Francis Names Archbishop Ottonello as New Nuncio in Slovakia

Bratislava, April 1 (TASR) - Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Italian Archbishop Giacomo Guido Ottonello to serve as Apostolic Nuncio in Slovakia, replacing Archbishop and lawyer Mario Giordana, who hit the mandatory retirement age...

Fico: We’ve Taken Many Serious Steps to Combat Corruption

Paris, March 30 (TASR-correspondent) - Corruption is an issue that is currently influencing politics and society, and Slovakia is paying close attention to it, stated Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) at the 2017...

Kiska: Israel Wants to Intensify Cooperation in Cyber Safety

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called for bilateral cooperation in the field of cyber safety to be intensified during my meeting with him on Wednesday, Slovak President Andrej Kiska, who is currently paying a visit to Israel, told TASR on the same day.